Kaymbu Software


 

Kaymbu is a cloud-based family engagement and classroom documentation solution designed for parents, schools and teachers. Key features include documentation, assessment, messaging and photobooks. It connects parents with educators by providing photos, videos and other documents related to classrooms.  

The solution enables parents’ engagement by sharing photos, videos and stories from the classroom. It also has functionality for visual messaging to keep the families aware of their children’s learning and growth at the school. It helps users create portfolios using visuals and narratives from the classroom.

Kaymbu aligns classroom observations with curriculum to track student development, which is then shared with families. The solution offers integrations with various child care management and leave management solutions.

The solution offers services on a monthly subscription basis. It has native mobile apps for Android and iOS devices and support is provided via phone and email.

 

Kaymbu - Dashboard
 
  • Kaymbu - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Kaymbu - Photo gallery and documents
    Photo gallery and documents
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

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Denise from Barrie School
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Love this!

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This software program is easy to use and puts important information right into the hands of those needing to know.

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Not thrilled with the Nap section, as you have to enter each child’s information separately.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Meghan from Truckers America
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

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I love that this software affords me the ability to receive updates on my daughter throughout the day. Kaymbu is so user friendly, even when my child has a substitute teacher, updates and end of day progress are always tracked efficiently.

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I do not have any cons to date. The only issue I have ever had with Kaymbu was a user issue. Clearly that cannot be held against the software.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Bailey from The Children's Workshop
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2017

May 2017

The Kaymbu product and team are both amazing.

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the Kaymbu software brings us increased customer satisfaction and saves our staff time, both of which are invaluable to me as a business owner.

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The user-interface is incredibly intuitive; even more least tech-saavy educators can use the system with ease.

Parent *LOVE* receiving the information without having to log-in to a new account/application, and we hear nothing but rave reviews about how much they love receiving photos of their children at school.

The product has also helped us organize and digitize our child observation systems. The tagging feature allows for our educators to quickly and easily categorize the photos they take - we have saved hours of staff time that used to be spent organizing digital photo files.

Every member of the Kaymbu team provides exceptional customer service. When I have a questions or need assistance, I have never waited more than 3 hours to receive a personal response from the team via email.

The team also made integration with our accounting software painless. They managed the entire process from start to finish behind the scenes with our accounting company, with a few key strategy meetings to ensure that the integration met my needs.

Kaymbu is an incredible product concept backed by a passionate and innovate team.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Susan from FUMCN

February 2017

February 2017

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Overall, we have been very pleased with Kaymbu. We just did a parent survey and one thing that came out was that parents really like Kaymbu. We do have a few problems and a suggestion or two! One, when using our phones (iPhone and Android), sometimes there is a problem either loading the picture into drafts, or (after tagging), loading the picture from drafts to moments. Have you had other complaints of this?
Also, with the success of Kaymbu as a documentation platform, we were wondering if the services could be expanded. Are there any plans for a calendar-type feature where future events could be planned and reminders sent out (via text or email)? Or a scheduling type feature where we could use parent info and let them schedule for events? Thank you!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Anna from Smilestones Junior Kindergarten
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Best tool to make learning visible

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Kaymbu is the best thing that happened for our centre! It allows us to capture and share precious learning moments and make learning visible. As a director, I was worried about introducing a new technology but the teachers really embraced it and find it easy to use. We consistently receive positive feedback from parents and grandparents who appreciate seeing all the beautiful moments captured with kaymbu and shared daily.

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Easy to use
Essential tool in the classroom to make learning visible

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As with any technology, at times there might be glitches

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Best tool in our classroom

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lesa from Pike Market Child Care and Preschool
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Kudos to Kaymbu!

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Our school began using Kaymbu in our program, and it has made a significant difference in how teachers document learning. Although I think there is a bigger learning curve for teachers who aren't tech savvy, it is still easy and accessible for most of our teachers to use as a tool for creating current, up-to-date documentation. Another feature that has been great is the email/text option to send to families. This has been amazing for broadcasting the learning, and families are very happy to receive information this way.

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I like the ability to use photos and texts to create simple ways to document children's learning. I love the ability to share with families right away and the emergency/urgent messaging has been very helpful on sending important messages like snow day closures. I also enjoy the capacity to organize documentation by classroom, child and school. It's nice to be able to pull it up and make sure that children's learning is being documented equitably.

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We REALLY wish you could post more than one photo into a moment. I find teachers creating 5 or more moment pages to include the important photos that may have happened in a series. This is complicated for sending to families. Storyboards only allows us to upload the photos from Moments, so I think this is how the teachers have figured out how to utilize storyboards. Perhaps we are missing something....

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As an coach/administrator--it would be great to have app access that would allow me to document and share with the team. Right now, I have to upload photos onto the computer and then do it from my desktop, which is not as time saving as I would like.

Again, the ability to post more than one photo into the Moments would be ideal, or to have Storyboards have the capacity to upload photos from the Kaymbu photo library (not just moments) or the iPad or Smartphone photo library.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jamie from Grace St. Luke's Episcopal School

February 2017

February 2017

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This program is very easy to use and has become an integral part of our classroom. We use it for our digital portfolio and for sending pictures to parents of their child's daily activities. It has made our portfolio system much more intentional and organized!! We love it!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jessica from Basic beginnings

February 2017

February 2017

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My parents really enjoy seeing pictures of their kids at school but sometimes information doesn't save in the daily notes app

Review Source: Capterra
 

Julie from Good Shepherd Lutheran School
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Parents love it

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Kaymbu offers just what I was looking for - a quick way to take photos, tag them with learning domains and students' names and share them with parents. I love that I can do my newsletter on a Storyboard and not have to download or copy photos from another program and make them fit. I can also do an end of the year Storyboard portfolio for each student and send as a pdf to parents to print out. Parents LOVE getting the digest each week and pass it on to their friends and relatives. I don't even have to remember to send it, Kaymbu does it for me!
We are starting to work with DailyNote and hope to replace a lot of paper and get information to parents more quickly. Love my Kaymbu!!!

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Ease of use, daily digest, tags, goes to SMS in addition to email.

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If I want to download a group of photos, it is very time intensive (we needed this for our yearbook).

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rupa from Bet Yeladim preschool

February 2017

February 2017

Awesome. Like using it on a daily basis.

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Love using Kaymbu. Very user friendly for people like me because initially I was very apprehensive. Now love sending information to parents on a daily basis and got great feedback from parents. Thanks

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jacquelyn from Angela's Children Center

February 2017

February 2017

Great product for our classrooms!

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I LOVE the product and my great experience started with working with a solid team. I was really nervous about how the product would work out when we started because my staff was not very tech savvy and averse to change. The Kaymbu team was understanding, helpful, flexible with our needs and we've since added the service to two more classrooms. The price is very reasonable and coupled with the service that we get, I feel like we are part of something that makes a big difference. The Kaymbu team is efficient, knowledgeable, responsive, and has met all our needs!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kara from UH M¿noa Children's Center
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Love the support and collaboration

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We have been using Kaymbu awhile now and it has been in integral part of how we do our documentation, sharing, and assessment. There has been a learning curve for some of our teachers, however, the support has been incredible. Our school has somewhat of a very complex system and working with the Kaymbu support team has been amazing in that they take our ideas and incorporate it into the app. Families and staff also love the sharing and getting to see what's going on in the different classrooms. Storyboards have been our way of previewing what's to come, reviewing the week, and creating and sharing child portfolios.

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I love the fact that it's constantly being improved.

Cons

When we want it to do something and it can't, BUT there's always a possibility of it eventually doing it. We just have to be patient. :)

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Drag and drop, easier tagging, overall quicker with the photos? I guess I'm thinking about how iphotos (now just "Photos") work?

Review Source: Capterra
 

Denise from Barrie
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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I love this Kaymbu software! It is very user friendly and fun to use.. I can take a visual record of the children's progress in the classroom, add descriptions and send it off to parents. Moms and Dads love receiving photos from the classroom, as it is their window to the child's day. There is an add on program Daily Note that allows pre-school teachers to track all care aspects of a child's day. This includes all meals, bottles, toileting, diaper changes, accidents, naps, medications and activities. There is also a place to add notes to parents. It has allowed us to do daily record keeping quickly and efficiently.

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The simplicity and ease of use is what makes this software a favorite. I also love the ability to crop the photos in order to get the best shot.

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Once the photos go from Drafts to Moments, the photos still appear in drafts. This makes it hard to look through the drafts and know which photos have already been saved to Moments. I would prefer if the Draft photos disappeared once they were sent to Moments.

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Not at this time.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Luellen from Crystal City Children's Center

February 2017

February 2017

Consistent Communication

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Our early education program, like many others had various mechanisms for parent communication-most hard copy paper, notes etc. At some point during the school year the "paper" communication became inconsistent, not purposeful, but just what happens in busy days of an early childhood program.
With Kaymbu our classroom/parent communication has been and continues to remain consistent-pictures and videos support the written notes. This tool has proven invaluable to our teaching team and is a real selling point to new families. We have been using Kaymbu for almost a full three years and intend to continue!!!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Della from Sweet Beginnings
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Makes life easier!

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We love being able to quickly communicate with our parents and send home information on a daily basis without having to write everything down. Parents LOVE the pictures we can send them and the fact they get instant info through email/text.

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Ease of use, communication with parents, ability to send pictures to parents at a moment's notice

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There were some glitches but they seem to have been fixed

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It would be nice to be able to send parents messages during the day without having to send the entire daily note home

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sarah from Early Learners Children's Academy
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Great concept but has so much more potential!

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As a teacher, I use this app daily. I love being able to communicate with our parents at any time during the day. However, sometimes pictures will show as being taken in drafts, but then will disappear when I go to send them home later. We use storyboard for our portfolios and I love the ability to customize the look of each one, I would love a way to separate them easily into folders, not just with tags. The interface is easy to view, but I feel as if some of the functions could flow more easily. Overall, I love the app and the idea behind it!

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The ability to communicate with parents in photo or text form throughout the day.

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The stability of the app as it crashes often.

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I love the updated new look!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Erin from Mount Vernon Presbyterian School

February 2017

February 2017

Amazing Experience

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We are new to Kaymbu this year and have a wonderful experience so far. We have had so much great feedback from parents and teachers about the information and ease of use. Our parents feel more informed, our teachers have an easier time compiling developmental progress information, and we are very pleased with the experience so far. We look forward to new features and updates in the future and can't wait to see everything that is in the works.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Debbie from MVPS
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Love Kaymbu

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Love Kaymbu- I have loved using Kaymbu this year- and my parents love it as well- super user friendly to both teachers and parents..... love the new phone app-

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Love everything about it-

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Love new phone app-

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jessica from Cady's Kids Child Care, Inc.

May 2016

May 2016

We love this system!

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Kaymbu allows us to immediately share pictures and videos with parents. We also use it to record child observations and track development.

Review Source: Capterra